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Al Jazeera America
Sep 3, 2013 11:00am EDT
speaker john boehner and house minority leader nas i pelosi to come out to the podium after the meeting wraps up and when they do we'll bring those events to you live. ahead of that this is what the president had to say at the start of the meeting. >> we have high confidence that serious used in an indiscriminate fashion chemical weapons that killed thousands of people, including over 400 children. and in direct violation of the international norm against using chemical weapons. that poses a serious national security threat to the united states and the region. and as a consequence assad and syria needs to be held accountable. i have made a decision that america should take action. but i also believe that we will be much more effective, we will be stronger if we take action together as one nation. >> randle pinkston joins us now live from washington with more on the meeting today. the senate some say will be an easier sale than the house, why? >> reporter: well, in part because the president has already managed to get the approval or the tentative approval from two of his key critics, re
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2013 4:00pm EDT
! >> house speaker john boehner ready to do at the 11th hour. >> senate decided not to work yesterday. >> boehner has handed the gavel over to cruz. >> harry reid has essentially told house of representatives and american people, go jump in a lake. >> how can you hold the entire federal government hostage? >> i don't think you hear responsible republican leaders advocating a shutdown. >> begging for america to fail. >> we are the party willing to compromise. >> that's like saying instead of chopping off both your arms, we'll chop off only one arm. >> i am at only open to but eager to negotiations. ♪ after midnight we're going to let it all hang down ♪ ♪ >>> good afternoon. we begin with the only question that's ringing around the corridor with the capitol this afternoon. is eight hours enough to stop a government shutdown? with the countdown clock ticking, the nation is bracing itself for what could be the first government shutdown in nearly two decades and the deal is struck before midnight. the senate in session all of 20 minutes today before they voted to reject a house bill
Al Jazeera America
Sep 30, 2013 4:00pm EDT
possible compromise here? >> on the outside, no. john boehner and house republican leaders came up with their plan. i don't know what we're up to now, l or m perhaps. and they will put on it on the floor of the house of representatives. the senate send back the clean-spending bill with no cuts to the president's health care initiative known as obamacare. the house is going to implement a one-year delay, or this is the plan, a one-year delay in the individual mandate that requires everyone to have insurance. they are also going to do something very controversial within this zip code, and that is they are going to take away their health care and make their and their staffs join the exchanges. once again we heard john boehner harping on the theme. >> the american people are worried about their job, they are worried about their incomes rising, because they are all under pressure, the economy is not growing, why? one of the issues is obamacare. >> we have devolved into the name calling portion of the meeting today. harry reid called them banana republicans. here is what he had to say. >
MSNBC
Sep 19, 2013 12:00am PDT
best political ads i have ever seen. but for now, we begin with john boehner throwing down the proverbial gauntlet, about de-funding the obama care and sending it along to the senate. they ignore warnings from across the political spectrum, including from a man by the name of john boehner. >> and if we were to put obama care into the senate, we were risking shutting down the government. that is not our goal. >> in march, house speaker john boehner was making it clear shutting down the government to de-fund the president's health care law was not on his agenda. >> do you want to risk the full faith and credit of the united states government over obama care? that is a very tough argument to make. >> six months later, the speaker has reversed course. >> this week, the house will pass the c.r. that locks the sequester savings in and de-funds obama care. >> the question is, how did that conversion happen? after all, today's huge announcement follows months of dire warnings from a who's who of the republican party elite. >> it gives the president at the bully pulpit and a gigantic st
CNBC
Sep 27, 2013 7:00pm EDT
meanwhile house speaker john boehner has decided to make a counteroffer to the clean temporary spending bill coming over from the senate. in other words, this story is not over. and this is a very special edition of "the kudlow report" and it begins right now. good evening, everyone. i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." we are live here at 7:00 p.m. eastern and 4:00 p.m. pacific. breaking news and potentially historic news coming out of washington tonight. for the first time in more than 30 years, an american president has directly spoken with the leader of the islamic state of iran. president obama says he spoke to iran's president, rowhani, by phone this afternoon. take a listen. >> the two of us discussed our ongoing efforts to reach an agreement over iran's nuclear program. i reiterated to president rowhani what i said in new york. while there will surely be important obstacles to moving forward and successes by no means guaranteed, i believe we can reach a comprehensive solution. the very fact that this was the first communications between an american and iranian
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2013 8:00pm EDT
189. the joint resolution has passed. is laid on the table. >> speaker john boehner does not want to shut down the government. he has spent the last couple of months trying, begging his members, to figure out a way around passing a bill to defund obama care and shut down the federal government. he would have been open to one that didn't mention obama care at all. they tried to put one on the floor that just held another vote on defunding obama care. he did not want this. he does not want republicans to shut the government down and make everybody hate them. but as often happens these days, house republicans did not listen to john boehner and so john boehner, rather than fight his members, spent this morning passing a funding bill that defunded obama care and a straight face speaker boehner said this. >> we have a victory today for the american people. also a victory for common sense. >> yeah. >> senator baucus said it right when he said this law is a train wreck and it is a train wreck. >> yeah, great victory that i think is a huge strategic error, that kind of victory. let's talk abo
WETA
Sep 27, 2013 8:30pm EDT
republicans themselves, and john boehner is the one observing that rule. he ought not to do that, but he is in an awful position. he has week after week, day after day, ad nauseam, said that the president has to negotiate with us, but he cann negotiate with his own caucus. how does the president sit down with john boehner and negotiate anything when whenever john boehner tries to negiate may not stick? charles said rightly if the republicans were smart, and i think i am quoting you correctly, if the republicans are smart they would pass a continuing resolution. what does that say about the house republicans? maybe they are not so smart because when john boehner came to them with the suggestion, let's take our fight to the debt ceiling, they did not do it. they still want to fight over the closing of the government and this budget over this continuing resolution. it is silly. >> there are a couple of things you could attach to a continuing resolution that the senate would approve -- the exemption of members of congress and their staff from obamacare. if you put that in the cr, it is impossible,
FOX News
Sep 30, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. earlier today, house speaker john boehner said quote, that's not going to happen. >> this is a matter of funding the government and providing fairness to the american people. why wouldn't members of congress vote for it? >> you don't get to extract a ransom for doing your job. for doing what you are supposed to be doing anyway or just because there is a law there that you don't like. >> by the way the president says the new health insurance exchanges will open tomorrow with or without a government shutdown. we have team fox coverage. ed henry lye at the white house. james rosen with a look at what happens if the government shuts down and first to mike emanuel on capitol hill live. mike, what is the latest on this g.o.p. revolt in the house. >> well, john, there are a number of moderate house republicans who feel like the tea party has driven this conversation a little too far. they don't like the multiple attempts at trying to alter the president's healthcare law when the president has said he will veto it and they are worried about the consequences of a government shutdown and they f
MSNBC
Sep 19, 2013 10:00am EDT
>> good morning. i'm chris jansing. this morning it it looks like speaker john boehner is caving to tea party pressure. tomorrow he'll call for's vote on legislation that keeps the government running only if obama care is defunded. now that's wildly popular with conservatives, but it's dangerous in two ways. if the government shuts down october 1st, social security checks won't go out. government employees will be laid off, embassies will be shirted and not to mention the political consequences. >> and now we are going to let our party run into moving traffic against a red light. it's idiotic. >> i can't remember when a major political party did something like this, threaten the u.s. economy with a body blow that could kill the recovery. >> this is such a scam and we are there literally playing with the lives of the american people. >> i want to bring in "washington post" political reporter nia henderson and lois romano. good morning. >> good morning. >> it seems to me we have seen two john boehners. i want to play first what he said in march. >> do you want to risk the full faith a
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2013 6:00pm PDT
washington with? and, yes, john boehner has the same job title that tip o'neil and newt gingrich had, but nobody, nobody believes that john boehner is doing the same job that those guys did. in that nobody believes that john boehner speaks for anyone. when john boehner says republicans should do something, or that republicans are doing something, nobody believes republicans will actually do that thing. in july, he said, hey, republicans have written a farm bill. we're going to pass a farm bill. they did not pass a farm bill. in july, john boehner said, okay, now republicans have written a transportation bill. i'm in charge here. i'm in charge of the republicans in the house. and so now we are going to pass our new republican transportation bill. they did not pass their new republican transportation bill. even earlier this month, john boehner said, republicans do not want to shut down the government. he said, we republicans have drawn up a bill to kick the can down the road and fund the government. we are going to pass our fund the government bill and he brought it up and the republic
MSNBC
Sep 19, 2013 4:00pm EDT
surviving. >> this is a question should be directed to john boehner. >> they have been asking for this fight. >> today is a victory for house conservatives. >> i want to applaud john boehner. >> we'll give him a fight. >> what he is set being up, it is stunning. >> the president is happy to negotiate with vladimir putin. >> legislative arsonists are at work. >> i expect my colleagues to be up for the battle. >> we'll let our party. >> we have 233 members all of whom have their own plan. gl good afternoon we begin as the nation hurtles towards a government shutdown with the right flank of republicans at the wheel and speaker john boehner casting the role of crash test dummy. right now all eyes are on october 1st, the day the government runs out of money and the day theninsured can begin enrolling in exchanges through the affordable care act. it is the effort to tie the two together in a continuing resolution to fund the government that is sowing seeds of division. if you didn't think there was an intraparty house squabble, you ought to listen to john boehner earlier today. >> i exp
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2013 12:00pm PDT
they know will be shut down by harry reid. then it goes back to the house and then john boehner has a decision to make. does he shut down the government or put a bill that could get democratic support, which is the clean one and move forward, or is there some miracle hue deanny, something out of the mitch mcconnell hat, we've seen this in the fiscal cliff negotiations in 2010 that could avert the government shutdown at least for a week and we negotiate this further? that's what's happening here. nobody knows what exactly the path is going to be. i will tell you, tour'e, the fact they'll send the bill over to the senate again the way the place works with parliamentary procedure, it's difficult to see now how we can avert a government shutdown with the amount of time it's going to take to debate. things could change. someone -- the angels could sing and someone might be awakened and decide they don't want to go down this road anymore. things are not looking good for the government to operate at 100% tomorrow morning. >> i love the excitement in you, luke, peter, thank you very much. i
PBS
Sep 29, 2013 5:30pm PDT
, a move ridiculed by house republican speaker john boehner. in a statement, boehner said, if the senate stalls until monday afternoon instead of working today, it would be an act of breathtaking arrogance by the senate democratic leadership. i call on the democratic leaders of the senate to act today on the measure passed by the house last night and urge senators on both sides. aisle to listen to the american people who do not want a shutdown or the president's health care law. texas republican senator ted cruz also blamed reid for the impending government shutdown. >> if harry reid causes a shutdown, that would be a mistake. but that is his position. >> so where's it go from here? we're joined from washington by christina. while we've seen all the talk on the sunday morning shows, what's happening behind the scenes, if anything? >> there's not a whole lot happening behind the scenes. leadership in both parties are not really having conversations with the white house. all weekend this was more an issuing of statements back and forth. the president had a veto threat of what the ho
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2013 6:00pm EDT
john boehner and eric cantor? >> they listened to the members of the house that elected them. we have a very diverse congress on the republican side. you see over 230 members very serious. in this bill be brought forward, a united our conference. it was a lot of conservatives that put these ideas together. we worked with our conference and a rate that i think that's only united us that you had a bipartisan vote on the bill. it shows it will be responsible in funding government while also tackling all of the problems the president health care is creating. >> how many votes are there when this comes back? for a clean continuing resolution at the funding levels, how many votes, republican votes? >> i am not going to speculate. they may take this bill. there is a public outcry going on. the problems that so many of the senators, how do they go back home and say they're going to keep it in place even though the president has admitted it is unworkable? if anything does come back, and there are a lot of legislative tools we have their debt available. vcr is one. -- t'she cr -- the is one. c
PBS
Sep 12, 2013 5:30pm PDT
deadlines hanging over house speaker john boehner and the rest of congress arrives october first, at the start of the new fiscal year. that's when lawmakers have to approve major spending bills, or risk shutting the federal government down. but a core group of house republicans, spurred on by tea party activists, are insisting that funding for the health care law now universally nicknamed obamacare be cut first. >> we've got to send a message from all across america-- to members in the house and the senate and particularly to the leadership-- we're not going to put up with funding obamacare. we've got to get rid of it and this is our last best chance. ( cheers ) >> ifill: in one showdown this week, tea party republicans refused to support a temporary spending proposal that would have allowed the senate to restore obamacare. still, boehner said today he's confidengree ant can be reached. >> we're working with our colleagues to work our way through these issues. i think there's a way to get there. i'm going to be continuing to work with my fellow leaders and our members to address those co
CNN
Sep 28, 2013 10:00am PDT
spending bill, sure to in fewer rate a majority of the senate. speaker john boehner is expected to speak any moment now and we're going to take you live to capitol hill. >>> a new disturbing report bolsters climate change and consequences. rising temperatures, melting icecaps, extreme weather. find out what it means for vulnerable coastal areas. >>> and in indiana, a foot brawl breaks out. who was fighting and how the bruising battle ended. >>> okay, house speaker john boehner expected to speak at any moment after his meeting with house republicans, and we're also hearing the house is going to vote today on a spending plan that was passed by the senate. we're following this story all over washington. dana bash on capitol hill, jim acosta at the white house, and gloria borger is in washington. let's go ahead and start on capitol hill. that's where house republicans have been meeting this afternoon. dana bash is there live. dana, we are expecting to hear from speaker john boehner soon. what's he expected to start talking about? >> reporter: he's expected to tell us formally what we have be
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2013 7:00pm EDT
weeks whipping their republicans in congress often at the expense of john boehner and his efforts to find a way out of the mess. cruz has earned himself enemies in his own party. but in the vacuum of republican leadership nationally. yesterday on "meet the press" david gregory pointed out to cruz that polls show americans want the affordable care act upheld. and there's no protests in the street to do away with the law. >> the facts are becoming more and more clear. that obama care isn't working. every day that's becoming more clear. there's a reason the unions are jumping ship. one union after another is saying let me out. now, why is it that harry reid and the senate democrats are not willing to listen to the millions of working men and women -- >> wait a second. you're making an argument. i asked you a specific question based on the facts on the ground. my goodness, you spoke for 21 hours to make these arguments. you haven't moved anyone. >> the american people overwhelmingly reject obama care. they understand it's not working. the only people who aren't listening to the argume
CNBC
Sep 30, 2013 2:00pm EDT
vote as eamon javers says. if this is a rejected it will go to the house and a chance john boehner could produce a clean bill which would go back to the senate and only involve funding the government, not involve some of the obama care parts that have been so contentious in this vote still. the senate has begun voting. the moment we get an update we will bring that to you. as you heard mandy and bob say, it sounds contrarian, is a government shutdown a good long-term buying opportunity. bring in susan, president of fbb capital partners and peter, chief market analyst at the lindsay group. i know it sounds distasteful, susan, when you say buy the d.c. dips, i'm referring to people on capitol hill right now too by that. should you buy the dips if stocks fall and shutdown. >> in stocks fall and shut down unlikely there will be a dip. historically the market has gone up after a shutdown. >> what scenario would mean a dip? what does extended mean in. >> the real scary question is sort of like, going where no map has gone before, is october 17th. that's when we have to make up our mind about w
CNN
Sep 3, 2013 10:00am PDT
key republicans are on board with president obama's syria plan. john boehner and eric cantor say they support the president's call for military action. they're support coming just within the past couple of hours after president obama held talks with speaker boehner and every key national security committee. the effort to win over support intensifies next hour. john kerry and chuck hagel and general martin dempsey will have the first public hearing on the possible use of force in syria. the president is also making his case. >> this is not iraq and it's not afghanistan. this is a limited proportional step. it will send a message to syria and other countries that may be interested in testing these norms. >> president obama is confident he'll get congress to back his plan. others are pushing for them to vote. >> assad did it and hundreds of children were killed. this is behavior outside the circle of civilized human behavior. we must respond. >> this is something that the unites states as a country needs to do. i'm going to support the president's call for action. i believe that my
CNN
Sep 30, 2013 4:00pm PDT
seems to be what john boehner himself supported a few months ago. i know they're getting ready to vote. first of all, just to make sure it's clear to everybody. just funding the government in full with no strings attached for another six weeks doesn't do anything but put this off for another six weeks but if this is successful, would it mean no shut down tonight at midnight? >> reporter: no, it would just mean that the republican leaders are back to square one. that the hope of people like peter king and charlie dent of pennsylvania is that this would make it impossible for republicans to pass anything except a bill to fund the government with nothing attached, but they would have to do it with almost the entire democratic caucus supporting it. it would have to be a true bipartisan vote. but we would really be back to square one and they would have to scramble to figure out how to deal with this. even though 17 republicans out of 233 doesn't sound like a lot, they are having a lot of trouble getting enough people to vote no and make a stand as peter king said to me, enough already. we'
FOX News
Sep 20, 2013 3:00pm PDT
middle of that the defunding the obama care, which would not any of the what john boehner is complaining about there has put it all at risk. >> you know there has been a big grassroots push, and the entire phone system has taken over with people calling, and boehner said today saying this is what the people demanded so we will do our part and do what we can. they are singling out democrats on the senate side, do they make any pay out of that? >> i think the boehner speech is what you would expect. he didn't want to do it and he had to do it and so he had to defend it, and that's kau pwaoubgy. i think it's going to go to the senate and if we end up with a shutdown, it's going to be kamikaze, and the republicans will end up sushi. very thin slices. and everybody knows this, and it's a charade. cruz is going to get a lot of airtime, a huge amount of airtime and there is nowhere to go on this, and the irony as i have been saying for weeks, obama care is so unpopular, even the unions are up and arms against it, and they are calling for its repeal. you have democrats against it, an
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2013 1:00pm EDT
over to the house. john boehner says they won't send it as a clean bill in the senate. >> no matter what happens in the senate the house is going to make sure we have a shutdown no matter what. >> what are they thinking. >> on the republican side, the negotiations on what they seem to be having about what they are doing next, what they are saying they are going to do next seem to be evolving faster than public pronouncements confirm the whole idea let ted cruz have the long speech in the senate, vote will happen when it's supposed to happen, that will give john boehner enough time to move. john boehner says it doesn't matter i'm not moving anyway. then why did you let senate republicans waste their breath, make public pronouncements, have all those fights with each other if it's irrelevant. i'm very interested to know if there is somebody on the republican side who has an idea about what to do here and can enact the idea. i'm not sure anybody is in charge. >> john barron is speaker of the house. he's looking over his shoulder, cantor and others are waiting for him to fall. but at so
FOX Business
Sep 26, 2013 9:20am EDT
why we have got a rally at this moment, 89 points today, we will hear from john boehner, he could move the markets even more if he signals a deal could be reached on the budget. we will see, take it from john boehner when he speaks. it pays to sue j. p. morgan. eric holder essentially shaking down jamie dimon to the tune of $11 billion. that is the new number holder is calling for an assessment of the mortgages to. jamie dimon at doj headquarters in d.c. right now. melissa frances is here with me for the whole hour. you know jamie dimon, you are close to the gaza. i characterize this as a shakedown. what say you? >> that is a fair characterization. let's look at the big picture. finance is the blood that runs through the veins of the economy, the lifeblood that keeps everything going. they are the organs in the lymph, the finance. and tap the financial system, not good for anybody. look at this in particular. i was with jamie dimon on one of the days of the financial crisis we thought market drop 700 points. he was out at branches investing and talking to people, keeping the econo
MSNBC
Sep 18, 2013 7:00pm PDT
updating contingency plans for a shutdown because today house speaker john boehner caved in to ted cruise and the tea party. >> republicans announce they're ready to shut down the government. >> we're going to continue to do everything we can. >> in the week we'll unveil a plan. >> to repeal the failed health care plan. >> they'll hold obama care hostage. >> to funding the government. >> repeal obama care. >> i'm tired of it. >> president obama is again calling on congress to do something. >> the tension is certainly building. >> there should be no conversation about shutting the government down. >> what's going on here? >> there are mixed signals ham penning here. >> let's start with some tough love. >> john boehner is a speaker in name only. >> boehner has given up. >> he has a kaup cuss caucus he lead. >> finally given up. >> real world circumstances. >> it's irresponsible. awe this has become the theater of the absurd. >> the walking on shards of glass. >> i am so happy. >> they're going to get bloody on this one. >> obama care is the law. >> it is the law. >> i think we have a
MSNBC
Sep 17, 2013 7:00pm PDT
john boehner and eric cantur. >> we can't blink in the face of adversity. >> we are for freedom. >> god bless the tea party. [ cheers and applause ] >> tea party people are tearing this place apart. >> you guessed it. a manufactured republican crisis. >> i'm convinced there is a brand new pair dime. a paradigm. >> they're not normal members of congress. they're not legislators. >> oh, my god. they're not normal members of congress. >> what in the hell are they supposed to do, mr. brooks. >> there is a cage fight on the republican side. >> john boehner has no idea. >> it is about congressional dysfunction. >> the president put compromise. >> obamacare is the number one job kimmer. >> we have got to defund it now. >> the continuing fight against obamacare. >> how about we defund the whole damn thing. >> are you willing to tank the economy to win. >> the markets are going to react violently. >> it would be catastrophic. >> america has the to pay it bills. >> why is everybody fighting this? >> this fight is about backbone. >> this is when we make our stand. >> we can't blink in the
CNN
Sep 30, 2013 10:00am PDT
this is likely the tactic that john boehner would like to take. he understands the perils of the government shutting down but he has a very vocal conservative wing who will consider this raising the white flag and surrendering. isn't that a likely scenario he could be in trouble if he goes your way. >> i suspect there are close to 200 members of the conference who want to see a clean cr passed. i'm not saying there had be 200 voting for it, but certainly there are that many who want to see it happen. there are many hoping yes, and will vote no. we've seen this before on the fiscal cliff situation, sandy, violence against women's act. a number of members have put up the necessary governing votes. you see that will happen again today. i can't predict how many but i'm sure it will secure passage. >> if the government does shut down, you believe it's house republicans' fault? >> well, not going to say it's the house republicans fault but i suspect we'll be blamed regardless of whose fault it is. it will look bad on everyone in washington if the government shuts down. i suspect the re
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